International Day of Peace 2016 - Student Observance
Organised by the Education Outreach Section of the United Nations Department of Public Information, the annual student observance for the International Day of Peace was held in the General Assembly Hall for the first time. It brought together a record number of some 1800 students, celebrities, diplomats and representatives of civil society and the media to discuss this year's theme: “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace”. Moderated by Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas, the event featured a film screening by Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio and performances by renowned violinist Midori, the Rainbow Choir of Korea and hip hop artists Ike Ramos and Nitty Scott of Flocabulary. Students at the UN Peacekeeping Missions in Cyprus and Liberia joined by video link.